Category: Pathology

Talar dome lesion

In a joint, the cartilage is anatomically linked to the underlying bone (called subchondral bone). The osteochondritis is a disease of one and/or the other of these two structures. It is more correct to...

Anterior ankle impingement

Anterior ankle impingement is most often a sports pathology revealed by pains located at the anterior aspect of the ankle and/or on the instep. Pain worsen by practicing sports and sometimes limit the mobility...

Plantar fascia

Plantar fascia pathologies Calcaneal spur Plantar fasciitis Plantar fascia rupture Presentation The plantar fascia is a formation inserted at the back of the heel bone (calcaneum), and anteriorly at the base of the toes....

Total ankle arthroplasty: presentation

Total ankle arthroplasty: a recent surgery For many years from now, total ankle arthroplasty procedures has significantly improved, after disappointing beginnings. Nowadays, the outcomes are reliable because long-lasting and reproducible. In case of a...

Total ankle arthroplasty: before surgery

Medical alternatives to total ankle arthroplasty As always in surgery, the therapeutic path increases gradually with aggressiveness, and surgery comes last. Painkiller and non-steroidians anti-inflammatory (NSAI) allow to live for a long time with...

Total ankle arthroplasty: surgery

Surgical procedure for total ankle arthroplasty The aim is to implant the three components of the ankle prosthesis into the joint. An incision is done anteriorly on the ankle. Tendons, arteries and nerves are...

Quintus varus

Quintus varus is a deformity of the 5th toe, often congenital and worsening with age, where the toes lays on the 4th. The deformity has the full name of “quintus varus supraductus”. Anatomy The...

Taylor bunion

Definition “Ttaylor bunion” is a frequent deformity located on the lateral side of the 5th toe’s base. It’s so named because of the crossed-leg sitting position responsible for a conflict with the ground. The...